This is a super fast and EASY recipe! We buy the shrimp frozen from costco or sams. I often mix together the marinade and thaw the shrimp in the marinade so the shrimp adds flavor to the marinade/sauce while it thaws. I serve it with a side salad and a nice white wine.
Shrimp and Couscous
1 1/2 # Jumbo Shrimp (not cooked, peeled and deveined)
1 1/2 t kosher salt
2 t freshly ground black pepper
1-2 T evoo
1/2 c lemon juice
2 T minced garlic
1 T cumin seeds
1 t chipotle pepper flakes
1 T roughly chopped fresh rosemary or dry. If using ground rosemary drop to 1 t
1 T roughly chopped marjoram or 1 t dry (I ground)
1 T fresh thyme or 1 T dry. If using ground drop to 1 t
Mix together marinade ingredients. Add shrimp and marinade for 1 hour.
Grill shrimp on george forman or whatever you like to grill on. Do not overcook or they will be rubbery. I usually do 2-3 minutes/side…when the color is pink/white through then they are done.
While the shrimp is cooking reduce the marinade in a sauce pan over low/med until it thickens a bit. Probably 5-7 min is good.
In a small pot add evoo, black pepper, cumin seeds, and chipotle pepper and cook on low/med until warm. Add onion and cook for 2-3 minutes. Add remainder of ingredients (including the couscous) and stir well. Add water and bring to boil. Cover and let sit for 4-5 minutes.
Couscous (3-4 servings)
1/2 c finely chopped red onion
1 T fresh parsley
1/8 c toasted pine nuts
1/8 c currants, raisins or dried cranberries
1 T freshly ground black pepper
1 t sea salt or kosher
1 T brown sugar
1 T chili powder
1 T EVOO
Before you start grilling the shrimp get the couscous going.
In a small pot add evoo, black pepper, cumin seeds, and chipotle pepper and cook on low/med until warm. Add onion and cook for 2-3 minutes. Add remainder of ingredients (including the couscous). Add water and bring to boil. Cover and let sit for 4-5 minutes.
Serve the shrimp over the cousous and drizzle the sauce over the top of the dish. Finish with some chopped cilantro or green onions.